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Job Opportunities

The University of Tennessee College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education, research, and practice. We seek faculty and staff who share our vision to maximize health and transform health care by educating professional nurses who promote health on every level.

As the state’s flagship school, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers a research-intensive environment for interdisciplinary collaboration, with state-of-the-art technology and research resources. Located near the Great Smoky Mountains and numerous lakes, Knoxville offers abundant recreational attractions, cultural attractions, low cost of living, and high-quality residential neighborhoods.

Our faculty make a difference. They are nurse scientists and expert educators who are making substantial contributions to improving regional, national, and global health and health care. Their excellence attracts the best and brightest students.

Current Openings


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Faculty Positions (PDF)


Staff vacancies within the College of Nursing are located on the Human Resources website under Recruitment.

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

Interested in becoming an Adjunct Faculty at the College of Nursing? This position requires at least 40 hours of volunteer service to the College of Nursing annually. Service can be guest lecturer, assisting in the learning lab or simulation center, serving on student or college committees, precepting students and other volunteer activities.

Information and Application for Adjunct Clinical Faculty (PDF)

Graduate Preceptor Opportunities

A preceptor is a specialist in a profession who provides clinical, academic, and/or administrative experiences for students in the College of Nursing Graduate Programs. The primary role of the preceptor is to provide the student with a clinical/organizational experience to achieve objectives as identified by the student in collaboration with faculty. If interested in becoming a graduate preceptor with the College of Nursing, please contact Lucie Phillips at

Preceptor Responsibilities (PDF)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville EEO/AA Statement/Non-Discrimination Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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